Friday, November 12, 2010

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

Out year and a half ago Sony Ericsson gripped the attention of many with the Xperia X1, the first handset of the manufacturer to run the operating system of Microsoft. With its elegant look, compact size, powerful hardware and ingenious panel interface, the X1 managed to become a daydream of quite a few high-tech buffs. The market release of its successor, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 had been delayed on several occasions, but the newcomer finally arrived at the beginning of this month. Before we get down to what it´s capable of, however, let´s take a quick look at its specifications. This is the second WM phone of the manufacturer - it utilizes the latest version 6.5 of the operating system and comes with improvements to the panel interface that should be able to deliver richer functionality and meet the whims of any customer group. The overall design has also been altered, the display has grown and the flimsy camera has been replaced by a heavyweight player, because the pixel count of the sensor has been increased from 3.2 to 8 megapixels. The hardware, however, remains virtually the same – the handset is equipped with 528MHz processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM, with the only difference being the lack of FM Radio in the Xperia X2.

What´s in the box of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2:

•    The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
•    Stereo headset – the Sony Ericsson MH500
•    microUSB cable
•    Wall charger
•    4GB microSD card
•    TV-out cable
•    User guide

Palm Pre Plus

The Palm Pre Plus isn't wildly different to the original Pre, it's more of a service pack release. Not much has changed other than the double memory size for both storage and running applications. Holding back the WebOS operating system is a lack of applications, where there are just over 2,200 as compared to the many thousands on Android. An element we would have liked to have seen in this version is auto correction for typing, which is now standard on every OS apart from the Palm. Also, we would have liked to have seen the mobile hotspot application by Palm shipping in the UK version. This enables the Pre Plus to be a MiFi device too, which has proven to be popular in the American version and is a great selling point for the device. For More Detail

Palm Pixi Plus

The Palm Pixi Plus – the Pre's dinky sidekick – makes its UK debut and is the latest smartphone to offer a scaled down, affordable alternative to a premium handset.
The new and improved Pixi follows the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and HTC HD Mini into the arena, all of which boast most of the main features without the cumbersome size and cost. Can this be the handset to help web OS reach the masses?
The original Pixi was a US-only release, so we'll treat this as a brand new handset. Not that we have to go into too much detail, the improvements can be summed up in one word: Wi-Fi.
The Pixi earns its Plus by adding 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, but aside from that it's exactly the same handset.